Agony: The drought continues as football goes to 2-1 after 49-14 loss to CBC
Vincent Weinbauer and Tim Browdy, Sports Editor, reporter

From first whistle to last, CBC football dominated the Jr. Bills in a highly-anticipated MCC matchup last Friday night. The Cadets stomped the Jr. Bills 49-14, leaving little to no room for a Jr. Bills comeback throughout the game. The game was highly anticipated across more than just the two schools competing; Mizzou football head coach Eli Drinkwitz even flew on to the South Field in his helicopter to watch the football game.

Cross Country captures FPXC Invitational for first time since 2009
Charlie Gray and Tristan Kujawa, reporters

The St. Louis U. High Cross Country program held the annual Forest Park XC Festival last Saturday.  The Festival showcases running talent spanning from five states, and over 100 different high schools. Drawing nearly 3,500 athletes, and 10,000 spectators, this meet is one of the most competitive races in the season.  Even though there was such tough competition, the Jr. Bills had a successful day beating talented teams throughout the whole day.

Athlete of the Week: Chris Lewis
Micah Doherty

This week’s athlete of the week is Varsity Soccer goalie senior Chirs Lewis. Chris is a third year varsity athlete who has started all three years. This year Lewis has let in only two goals in six games with four shutouts. Lewis’s latest feat was in the Webster game, where he stopped one of Webster’s PKs (they missed two others) to lead SLUH to victory. 

Fantasy Football Week Two
Matteo Abbate, Reporter

As we approach week two of fantasy football, here are some of my starts and sits for what should be another exciting week.

Athlete of the Week: Jackson Miller
Vincent Weinbauer. Sports Editor

This week's athlete of the week is freshman Jackson Miller. At this past week's Granite City meet, Miller ran a three-mile time of 15:06.5, which would convert to a 15:40.6 5K. With this time Miller was the Jr. Bills’ fastest runner of the day and earned fourth place overall at the meet. Miller’s time is the fifth fastest in school history. Miller has a bright career ahead of him achieving all of this in his first race at SLUH.

Cross country starts season with a bang at Granite City and O'Fallon
Charlie Gray and Tristan Kujawa, reporters

Since 2014, the freshman and sophomores of SLUH cross country have started their season at the O'Fallon Futures Invitational, a three mile race in O’Fallon, Ill. For the freshman, this meet is a great introduction to the sport of cross country, as the course consists of rigorous hills, speedy flat fields, and shaded woods. Although the course this year had high grass, that did not stop the runners of the SLUH cross country program from running their absolute best times. 

Swim and Dive clinches win against Parkway Central in nailbiter
Andrew Hunt and Kearney Foy, Core Staff, reporter

The varsity Swim and Dive Team of St. Louis U. High ventured far west on Wednesday to compete in the closest dual meet of the year against Parkway Central, which ended in a thrilling 93.5-92.5 SLUH victory.

The streak continues: Soccer nests the Glendale Falcons in 3-0 shutout
Will Feise, reporters

‘Twas a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and soccer balls were whizzing through the air. The enemy at hand: the Glendale Falcons; hailing not from 63122, but from Springfield, Mo. The Falcons were forced to leave their comfortable nest and fly northeastward towards the U High, where they met their untimely fate: a 3-0 loss to the St. Louis U. High Soccer Team.

Football opens season 2-0 after dominating blowout over Timberland
Vincent Weinbauer and Tim Browdy, Sports Editor, reporter

The Jr. Bills proved yet again that this season they are a team to watch. On St. Louis U. High’s traditional Running of the Bills night last Friday, the football team came prepared to dominate, this time in Baby Blue. For the first time since 2016, the Jr. Bills have a record of 2-0.

Athlete of the Week: Marco Sansone
Vincent Weinbauer. Sports Editor

Welcome to the first Athlete of the Week, a new feature this year that will replace last year's Conversation of the Week. Each week’s athlete will be chosen by St. Louis U. High’s spirit team, Blue Crew, through a vote based on performances in games from the prior week. After the candidate is selected, the Prep News will conduct an interview with that athlete to highlight his achievements.

Sansone Shines as Jr. Bills secure Week 1 victory against St. Mary's
Tim Browdy, reporter

For the first time since their Week 1 victory over Battle High School in 2019, the Jr. Bills walked away victorious after their season opener against the St. Mary’s Southside Catholic Dragons this past Saturday. In an initially contested battle, the Jr. Bills rallied in the second half, topping St. Mary’s 38-21.

Soccer finds stride early in wins over Chaminade and Marquette
Will Feise and Matteo Abbate, reporters

The Chaminade Red Devils strolled into Drury Plaza Saturday afternoon with hopes of starting their season off with a win. Unfortunately for them, the Jr. Bills had other plans in mind. After a long summer of intense and concentrated training, the Jr. Bills finally had a chance to prove themselves; and prove themselves they did with a 4-1 win over Chaminade. The team followed that win up with a 2-0 defeat of Marquette on Tuesday.

Swimming kicks off season with Blue and White intersquad meet
Andrew Hunt and Kearney Foy, Core Staff, reporter

“This is a State Championship team!” 

These are the words spoken by varsity swim coach Lindsey Ehret that her battle-hardened team has begun to echo—an exciting proclamation of success this year, and a promise to work hard. And it’s certainly fitting: the team returns stronger than ever this year, with newfound speed, new faces, and even higher season prospects. 

XC has eyes set on state as they move into the season
Charlie Gray and Tristan Kujawa, reporters

After the first two weeks of the official MSHSAA Cross Country season, St. Louis U. High’s Jr. Billikens seem confident with the spot they are in. After an underwhelming end to the 2022 cross country season, the Jr. Bills look to bounce back with a more successful year. With 100-plus members in the program, this year is one of the largest teams in the program’s history. 

Jr. Bills look to first game against St. Marys confident in teams ability
Tim Browdy and Ben Begley, reporters

The temperature is not the only thing heating up on Oakland Avenue. The St. Louis U High football team is ready to go tomorrow night at 7 p.m. after the game, originally scheduled for tonight, was changed due to the heat. The Jr. Bills kick start their season on the road against the back-to-back state champions of St. Mary’s. According to the GSV large and small school rankings, the No. 10 Jr. Bills competitively stack up against the St. Mary’s No. 2 roster. Second year head coach Adam Cruz and his staff are eager to see how their largely returning-varsity roster will fare against St. Mary’s this weekend and against other opponents in the coming weeks.

SLUH soccer takes on Barcelona and hoists the Manresa Cup
Vincent Weinbauer, Sports Editor

Los bills fútboleros han conquistado España. From winning the Manresa Cup to seeing the Cave of St. Ignatious, what didn’t the Fútbolbills accomplish on their trip to Spain this summer? 

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